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Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Fillers, Facial Fillers Injections

For Plastic Surgeons, Learning 'Danger Zones' Can Increase Safety When Using Facial Fillers

Dermal fillers have become a popular alternative to surgery for patients who want a younger facial appearance. Learning about some key "danger zones" can help plastic surgeons to enhance the safety and effectiveness of facial filler procedures, according to an expert update in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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hospital acquired complications, Kidney Disease

Hospital Acquired Complications May Be Especially Dangerous for Patients with Kidney Disease

• Potentially preventable hospital acquired complications were associated with increased risks of dying while hospitalized or within 90 days of discharge, as well as with a greater likelihood of staying longer in the hospital and needing to be readmitted. • The magnitude of these associations was larger in patients with chronic kidney disease than in those with normal kidney function.

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overlapping surgeries, patient outcomes, AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, AANS, American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Overlapping Surgeries are not Associated with Worse Patient Outcomes: Retrospective Multivariate Analysis of 14,872 Neurosurgical Cases Performed at a Single Institution

Winner of the Robert Florin Award, Michael Bohl, MD, presented his research, Overlapping Surgeries are not Associated with Worse Patient Outcomes: Retrospective Multivariate Analysis of 14,872 Neurosurgical Cases Performed at a Single Institution, during the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Anaesthesia, global anesthesia, Malawi, Patient Safety, Surgery, safe surgery, Anesthesia, Lifebox, pulse oximeter, anesthesia training

Study Reveals How Lifebox Pulse Oximeters Lead to Patient Safety Improvement

A new report published today in the journal Anaesthesia reveals the positive impact of the donation of Lifebox pulse oximeters and training to patient safety in Malawi.

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Virginia Mason Receives Straight A’s for Patient Safety

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The Leapfrog Group, a leading national nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety, today announced that Virginia Mason has once again received an “A” for patient safety in the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.

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Falls, Elderly, Neurodegenative Disease, Virtual Reality

Can Virtual Reality Help Us Prevent Falls in the Elderly and Others?

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Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for many elderly Americans. Standard clinical techniques generally cannot diagnose balance impairments before they lead to falls. But researchers now think virtual reality could be a big help in detecting and possibly reversing balance impairments.

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Bacteria, Pseudomona aeruginosa , Hospital Acquired Infections, Microbiology, Osmosis

New Study Explains Extraordinary Resilience of Deadly Bacterium

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Researchers at the University of Maryland have identified how the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa uses tension-activated membrane channels to stop itself from swelling up and bursting when it is suddenly exposed to water. The study, which will be published April 19 in The Journal of General Physiology, helps explain how this bacterium—a major cause of hospital-acquired infections—persists in a variety of different environments.

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Patient Care, Safety, hospital safety score, Quality, Health System, Hospital Care, Leapfrog group

UC San Diego Health Scores an A for Safety and Quality from Leapfrog Group

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The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that advocates quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health care system, has named UC San Diego Health to its biannual list of hospitals with the highest safety standards in the country. UC San Diego Health hospitals in Hillcrest and La Jolla were among just 823 health care facilities nationwide to receive a grade of A for excellence in safety and quality.

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Quest for Balance in Radiation Leads to Lower Doses

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New UC Project Finds Roadmap to Improve Patient Safety in Radiation Exposure







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